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Civil Air Patrol eying McAlester For New Home

May 5, 2022

by Capt Brandon Lunsford, CAP

McAlester, Okla (May 4th, 2022) — Civil Air Patrol will be hosting open houses on May 16, May 23, and May 30 at the Pittsburg County Emergency Management Office from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The future planned CAP flight will be based out of EOC, located at 705 EOC Drive in McAlester.

The community is welcome to attend and learn more about the future Civil Air Patrol program in McAlester and the surrounding area; no registration is required to attend.

Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program is a year-round program where cadets are introduced to aviation with an opportunity to pursue flight training, learn to lead, as well as hiking, camping, and getting into shape as they explore careers in engineering, cybersecurity, and space or the military.

Members of the squadron will be present to greet visitors and explain CAP’s mission for America. Youth between the ages of 12 and 18 can join the award-winning program as cadets, although there are also plenty of opportunities for adults over 18 as well.



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About Civil Air Patrol
Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 555 single-engine aircraft and 2,250 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90% of all search and rescue operations within the contiguous United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving 108 lives last year. CAP’s 56,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education resources. Members also serve as mentors to over 23,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.

Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.

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